Alligator pulled from Fernandina Beach, euthanized

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - The alligator that was pulled from the water in Fernandina Beach on Sunday was euthanized, according to officials. 

A representative with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said  the reason behind the euthanization is called, SNAP for the State Nuisance Alligator Program.

When FWC hears of a nuisance gator, it brings in licensed trappers to remove it and then the trappers have free rein on what they do with the alligator.

Wildlife officials said it is strange to have a gator in the ocean. They can stand the salt water for hours, even days, but they’re mostly freshwater reptiles.


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